02:47 AM EDT 07/24/2014
Originally posted 04/29/2014 11:40PM
And then there were eight.
The Voice's live elimination show whittled down two artists from the Top Ten Tuesday with the help of America – or at least the Twitterverse – and determined whether Adam Levine and Blake Shelton still have the secret formula for success.
The show kicked off in newsy fashion when host Carson Daly announced that Gwen Stefani will join The Voice's coaching panel next season (just in case you hadn't already read Christina Aguilera's Tweet.) He also revealed that the No Doubt frontwoman will join fellow newbie coach Pharrell Williams onstage for a performance next Monday.
Yet the real news of the show was attempting to figure out who wouldn't be appearing on stage next week, and that became increasingly clear as the show soldiered on. Read on to find out more.
Originally posted 04/29/2014 02:15PM
The Voice has finally found its newest judge!
Since the rumors first started that mom-to-be Christina Aguilera would give up her seat on the judge's panel to Gwen Stefani, the show's producers have refrained from confirming the move.
But Aguilera did it for them.
Originally posted 04/29/2014 03:15PM
Ever wanted to call the Sexiest Man Alive? Thanks to Blake Shelton, for a little while Monday night you could.
Shelton upped the ante on his long-running sparring partner when he Tweeted Adam Levine's personal cell phone number live on The Voice during the Top 10 live performance show.
"HEY EVERYONE!!! Here it is: @adamlevine's CELL NUMBER! Think I'm kidding? Try calling it!! B––––!!!" Shelton Tweeted with a sly smile as Levine looked momentarily horrified.
Originally posted 04/29/2014 08:25AM
What happens when a 20-year-old female YouTube sensation and Top 10 The Voice finalist chooses to cover R&B sensation Drake?
That seeming vocal gamble came up aces for Christina Grimmie, who brought the idea to sing Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" to her coach, Adam Levine. He believed in her artistry and allowed her to take the risk. And in doing so, she set the pace Monday, accompanying herself on the piano and using the ballad to look and sound like a full-blown star.
Originally posted 04/23/2014 06:25AM
Twitter took center stage Tuesday night during The Voice's adrenaline-fueled live results show kickoff, which featured new twists that confused even one of the coaches.
The somewhat controversial Twitter instant save returned for a second season, but with an added feature: The artists in the bottom three would have one last chance to save themselves by performing another song, just before another online vote.
The show kicked off calmly, as host Carson Daly revealed the names of the contestants who were moving on to next week, coach Shakira performed a single off her new CD, and coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton performed with their teams.
But things got interesting about two-thirds of the way through the hour-long show when it was revealed all of Levine and Shelton's artists were saved – what is their recipe for success? – leaving Team Usher and Team Shakira vulnerable for elimination.
Originally posted 04/22/2014 06:00PM
Gwen Stefani's move to The Voice next season is not a done deal yet. But there's no doubt she'll be more than welcome to take a swiveling seat next to perennial judge Adam Levine.
"If there's any truth to the rumors, I'd just be really excited because I'm a huge fan," Levine told reporters after Monday night's live show kickoff. "She's a wonderful human being. I love her to pieces. So talented."
Host and producer Carson Daly also heaped praise on Stefani, but seemed to want to manage expectations about whether she'll be the one to replace Christina Aguilera.
"She would be great," Daly said. "These things are tough to work scheduling-wise. I don't know where we're at with it."
Originally posted 04/22/2014 07:15AM
Country singer Kristen Merlin was made fully aware Monday night that The Voice competition is now live.
Performing as one of season 6's Top 12 finalists, Merlin's mic dropped out for more than a few seconds, leaving her to continue – and exhibit some admirable "show must go on" professionalism – after she had only delivered a little more than half of a touching and intimate version of Sugarland's hit "Stay."
The judges were on their feet and Adam Levine was effusive after Merlin jerked out her ear monitor, took hold of a new mic from a stage manager and continued like nothing went wrong.
Originally posted 04/19/2014 10:50AM
No doubt about it, changes are coming to The Voice.
Following news that Pharrell Williams will take CeeLo Green's chair, reports say that Gwen Stefani also appears to be joining the singing show as a coach for season 7.
Originally posted 04/16/2014 06:00PM
Making their Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night, The Swon Brothers chose to honor both family and a country music legend as they stepped to the stage for the Opry's first "Swoncert."
Before playing their debut single, “Later On,” the former season 4 The Voice stars kicked off their performance by singing a bit of George Jones's "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes." Midway into the song, however, the moment quickly became about their parents, whom the brothers called to the Opry stage in appreciation, noting their sacrifices to help the Oklahoma singers achieve their musical dreams.
Originally posted 04/16/2014 06:30AM
All eyes were on Team Usher Tuesday when his five singers stepped up to The Voice mic and delivered gutsy performances that mostly shined, but left the Grammy-winning R&B singer with a tough choice on the final night of the playoffs.
The one contestant who made it easy on him? Bria Kelly, who at just 18 managed to nail the Rolling Stones classic "Wild Horses" with a performance so polished it could rival seasoned singers twice her age.
"I've stolen everyone that you sang against," declared coach Blake Shelton. "Looking back, maybe that's because you made people step up."
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